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Surprising Facts about Arabic Language

Do you love to speak or learn new languages? If you’re thinking about learning a new language, why not learn about Arabic today? Arabic is one of the world widely spoken languages. In this blog, I will share some amazing facts about this language.

Arabic language has been around for about 1500 years and is the seventh oldest language. It was started in the Arabian Peninsula and at first, spoken by nomadic tribes on the Peninsula’s northern border.

Here are some interesting facts that will assist you in discovering new things about this language:

  • Around 400 million people speak Arabic as their main language only in the Middle East, and over 100 million people speak Arabic as their second language across the world. Also, so far 22 states have recognized Arabic as their official language in the Middle East.
  • You will also be surprised to know that this language has over 100 words for a camel, each of which refers to a particular situation.
  • Arabic is the only language in the world written from right to left, whereas the others are written from left to right.
  • Arabic script is used in over 20 languages around the globe.
  • It is the language of prayer for 1.9 billion Muslims throughout the world.
  • Although it is spoken in 22 countries, it is a dialect-based language. There are almost 25 different dialects of Arabic.
  • According to the latest research, there are over 10,000 English terms that are derived from the Arabic language. There are more than 12.3 million Arabic words, compared to 600,000 in English.
  • However, after the Chinese, many people believe that Arabic is one of the most difficult languages to learn. Recent studies have revealed, this notion is not true. The language is unique because of the way its letters and words are formed, so it’s not the language that’s tough. Learning Arabic takes an average of 1.69 years.


Arab traders have brought the modern numeral system to Europeans. Above mentioned facts about the Arabic language will inspire you to know more about it. If you want to know more about this oldest language of the world, do check out our other blogs.}

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